Me and my mum, dad and sister were lucky enough to go to Cadbury World. I am going to tell you about this amazing experience by letting you know about the 14 activities/shows and small films which, added together, create the tour of Cadbury World.
You start by wandering through the Aztec jungle. Then 600 AD comes along and one person sees a new fruit on the trees. The fruit was cocoa beans and soon everyone was trying the new food. At that time few people liked chocolate because it tasted bitter, so one person invented liquid chocolate which was very spicy but nice because they added chili to the recipe.
|Me and my sister with some rather large cocoa beans!|
After that you learn about how chocolate was made nicer when the chili was replaced by cinnamon and sugar. You also see how it was shipped to London and that cocoa beans were often mistaken for sheep droppings.
The next two zones talk about the founder of Cadbury's, George Cadbury and how his sons then took over the business.
There was also a video about the life of a cocoa bean. There were lots of special effects and the chairs we were on moved (which was awesome). Next there was also a cool ride around the chocolate village. Afterwards, you could taste, make, smell and eat chocolate while listening to music and playing electronic games. Throughout the day you can also see what is happening in the factory without disturbing the workers. I thought this was really fascinating, especially how quickly they can make and pack the chocolates.
The only bad thing about it was that I was only given a a £1 voucher for three proper-sized bars of chocolate. Because I am not allowed milk chocolate we asked if there were any other options and we were told that if we kept the bars, we could swap them at the end for some sweets or plain chocolate. But £1 did not get us very far.
Over all I would give Cadbury World 4 and a half stars. The best bits were the ride and interactive games but the learning was interesting and fun.
IT WAS A GREAT DAY
(I am Robert and I am Jessica's brother. I am eight.
My mum thinks I should tell you that we paid for Cadbury World using our Tesco Vouchers, which made it very good value!)
Mum also says: Gretta Schifano, over at mumsdotravel
is running a travel linky about great family days out, so you should pop over there
for some more great ideas, and maybe add yours too.